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Exhibits on View

We are all about connections. Between science and history. English and art. And our students and the world.

Glen Urquhart School has two art galleries that are open to the public and have rotating student and professional exhibits. The Johnson Gallery, in the lower school, and the Upper School Art Gallery exhibit contemporary art in all media by emerging, mid-career, and established artists from the northeast and nationally, helping to expose our students to the art being made in their lifetime. Our exhibition programs reflect a broad range of twentieth century ideas that are interwoven throughout the curriculum. All exhibitions are open to the public and serve our wider community on the North Shore. Please check in with the school receptionist in the lower school, during regular school hours, to obtain access.

All of the art on display is available for purchase. Twenty percent of the proceeds go to support the financial aid fund at the school. Please contact Dawn Southworth, upper school Art Teacher at or 978-927-1064 ext.109 for more information.



Upper School:  Eighth Grade White Shirt Projects

The much-anticipated White Shirt Projects, inspired by artists the students researched as part of their humanities curriculum, explored such themes as racism, self-awareness, friendship, and gender. The eighth graders employed photography, collage, installation, sculpture, and painting to create their original, mixed-media pieces. Through their honed and articulate speeches, the students shared the inspiration, artistic process, and self-exploration that shaped their autobiographical works.

Read more about the eighth grade White Shirt Projects and their annual Arts Night.


Johnson Gallery, Lower School: Elli Crocker—Knot for Naught

Elli Crocker is a native Bostonian and currently maintains a studio in Waltham, MA. For many years, her work has explored the human relationship to the natural world–most especially the human/animal interface. Her art includes various media, but is particularly informed by drawing processes.

She received her B.A. from Smith College and M.F.A. from Tufts University in a collaborative program with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She studied with artists Vaino Kola, Susan Heideman, Barnet Rubenstein, Gerry Bergstein, Henry Schwartz, and David Carbone. In addition to her work as an artist, Ms. Crocker is a Professor of Studio Art and Gallery Director at Clark University in Worcester, MA. Elli's work is represented by Rice/Polak Gallery in Provincetown and she maintains a studio in Waltham, MA. 

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